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Flysch Txacoli, Getariako Txakolina, Bodega Gorosti 2020

Bodega Gorosti

Bodega Gorosti

  • Spain
Tucked between the famed Bilbao and San Sebastien, sits the DO of Getariako Txakolina, easily missed if you aren't looking for it. Yet it is here that some of Spain's freshest wines are produced. This is one of Spain's coolest regions with enviable views overlooking the Atlantic to the north and the Pyrenees to the east. It is the sea breeze that helps to keep the fruit disease free, in an area that is otherwise quite humid. It was only in 1990 that this DO was created, after a major revival of the wine in the decade before.

There are just a handful - thirty or so - producers creating this unique style of wine. Once such producer is Juan Ma Etxabe, who is part of the fourth generation of farmers in the area. Nearly all of the vineyards are planted with Hondarribi Zuri which is the dominant variety for the production of Flysh Txakoli. This wine is perfect for its simplicity and drinkability; light in style with a fresh citrus zest and a lively verve on the finish. Traditionally an aperitif in Spain, the pouring of Txackoli - through a notch in the cork and from a great height - is always a joy to watch.